Reviews by AHordeOfJuice

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Dark Souls: Story Time

AHordeOfJuice | June 23, 2014 | Review of Dark Souls II (NA)

While the first Dark Souls was focused on delivering a story through the environment, this game kind of just shoves it down your throat with dialogue and the occasional cutscene. The story is much more about why you, the player, are in this land rather than why the country/continent is in the current state it is in. This isn't a bad thing, and it seems almost necessary to avoid the story telling from feeling stale and being a repeat of the first game, however it pulls a lot of the exploration of story elements from the items and landscape and strips away a lot of the personal speculation about what happened and why. Overall though the gameplay is great and there are considerable graphical and control improvements over the first game and even though it's not perfect, it is a wonderful sequel to a fantastic game.